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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Internal Control Specialist Order to Cash Americas

  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Job type: Full time

About the job

Our Team:

Sanofi Global Services Bogota Hub was established and joined the Sanofi Global Services Hub Network in 2022 to support Sanofi Americas region with best-in-class finance and human resources services with the addition of transversal expertise to manage complex projects and changes, as well as build continuous improvement, automation, and process enhancements. Our continuously growing team of talented Sanofians is developing and innovating to enhance Sanofi's services and contribute to the mission of chasing the miracles of science.

Brief introduction of the department, team, purpose, and missions. Highlight what is unique to your team.

Internal Control Specialist play a critical role to:

  • Ensure successful SOX & IC Testing with deep Root cause analysis & sustainable Action Plan definition
  • Highlight gaps between “as is” and core models across countries in their geographies
  • Highlight to Support Process experts E2E process improvements and & help drive harmonization
  • Support automation of control performance

Main responsibilities:

Manage Control Environment

  • Support local process owners/ departments in the creating awareness over Internal control requirements through attending trainings over Global Policies and procedures, Core models, control implementation guidelines (Internal Control Ambassador), etc. Targeted actions and/or groups (new comers) must be prioritized to increase internal control awareness
  • Support Process experts in the new/ updates of Control Implementation Guidelines, Control Self-Assessment questionnaires and test scripts for Sox testing & IC testing through constructive feedback and sharing of best practices
  • Implement a Control Framework in line with Group Internal Control Manual in all sites, entities & activities within your defined scope
  • Support local deployments of Key Global Projects ensuring alignment to Core Model & Internal Control best practices

Align Stakeholder Groups

  • Act as key point of Contact for external auditors to ensure alignment on testing outcomes (SOX only) for the defined scope
  • Liaise with the ICBP for Country Council alignment & CFO Contacts

Manage Control Activities (Control Self Assessment, Internal Control Testing, SOX testing)

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

  • Act as the local correspondent for the IC Excellence team and attend their trainings when required
  • Perform the SOX Design and Operating effectiveness testing as prescribed by the IC excellence team for the defined scope.
  • Implement and monitor the local SOX process, reporting of deficiencies based on the IC Excellence methodology and guidelines for defined scope
  • Support the process owners/ documentation owners in definition and understanding of SOX relevant controls and its documentation such narratives/ flowcharts etc.
  • Support external auditors’ activities related to internal control and facilitate exchange of information

Control self-assessment and Internal control testing campaigns:

  • Support the Local control self-assessment process such as identification of process owners, timely submission, process owners support etc.
  • Co-ordinate and perform internal control walkthroughs/ testing for his / her scope for non-SOX countries as communicated by the IC Excellence.
  • Support the proper definition over the finding, root cause analysis of findings, sustainable Action plans and monitor Action Plan implementation. For complex Action Plans (cross country impact) – escalate to Global Expert for centralized definition and follow up.
  • Support Local Business Process Owner for timely submission and completion in the tool over testing results
  • Follow up local internal control weaknesses highlighted by external auditors, support definition of adequate action plans by local control Owner, and follow up implementation and report progress. Escalate to Global Expert if topics relevant for a wider number of countries

Partner with Business

  • Support local Stakeholders (1st LoD/ Captive Teams for Key Countries) in the implementation of Global policies and procedures, Core Model, Global Projects and E2E process improvements for their scope
  • Support Global Experts in the preparation of SOX narratives and flowcharts (where these are consistent)
  • Support 1st LOD in usage of reports consistent across geographies (where systems are the same) and how the controls are performed (SOX only) – raise issues to Global Experts when discrepancies are identified

Drive Continuous Improvement

  • Support the implementation of E2E Core Model reviews led by Global Experts and monitoring of adherence at local level (Identify gaps per country at control step level to allow Global Experts to escalate to GBPO for reinforcement of homogenization / harmonization, Support towards deployment of Combined Control Approach for SOX controls managed in the HUB (ie pushing towards a single population tested)
  • Actively support the automation initiatives over Control Performance / deployment of Continuous Control Monitoring with COE Systems & Data at local level under guidance of the Global experts

About you

  • Experience:
  • Relevant experience (3-4 years) in external and/or internal audit or other internal control related functions
  • Relevant experience in a concerned expert function (Trade, Supply Chain, Customer Invoice to Cash)
  • SAP experience
  • Soft skills:
  • Analytical skills paired with broad level of understanding of their processes Manage Finance / Source to Value or People & Culture
  • Organizational and analytical skills as well as communication skills to build commitment create adherence (change management) and report to management (business partnering)
  • Inter-cultural skills and eagerness to work in a very international setting
  • Technical skills:
  • Knowledge in Internal control processes & requirements
  • Ability to manage projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics is required
  • Languages: It is mandatory to have an advanced level of English and Spanish. (Direct manager is based in Greece) Knowledge of Portuguese is a plus

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

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